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svnserv Authorization failed when attempting checkout

From: David Croxford <dcroxford_at_paciolan.com>
Date: 2006-07-20 01:25:25 CEST

First time doing this, installed svn on a windows 2000 machine. I setup
the files as follows.



anon-access = read

auth-access = write

password-db = passwd

authz-db = authz

realm = QA Repository




QA = dcroxford


#I've tried this


dcroxford = rw

# * =


#I've tried this


dcroxford = rw

# * =


#and ive tried this along with [repository:/QA/]


dcroxford = rw

# * = r




dcroxford = workdammit


On the server I create a new repository on the D drive D:\QA\ (although
I have nothing in it at the moment).

I open a cmd window and type svnserv -d

It appears to be running.


On my PC I'm using tortoiseSVN. I go to my C drive and do the following:

1. Right click and select "SVN Checkout"
2. for the url of repository I enter svn://ip.address/QA
3. For the checkout directory I enter C:\QA (where I want it to
land on my pc)
4. Click OK
5. I am prompted for username/password and it shows
<svn:ip.address:port> QA Repository
6. I enter dcroxford for the username
7. I enter workdammit for the password
8. I get a new window with an error in it "Error
Authorization failed"


I have tried everything I can think of. I searched google and only found
this error for people using Apache. Any ideas as to why it thinks I
don't have authorization?


 I get a different error when the password is wrong or username doesn't
exist, so it appears to be reading the correct files on the server.
Received on Thu Jul 20 02:25:11 2006

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